Quarterback Joe Flacco is set on extending his NFL career for at least two more years, whether it be with the Cleveland Browns or another team.
This week, the focus has shifted to Flacco’s pursuit of joining a team that had a pressing need for his services. According to KSTP’s Darren Wolfson, Flacco made an effort to reach out to the Minnesota Vikings after Kirk Cousins suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in October. Despite Flacco expressing a strong desire to play for the Vikings, the team ultimately showed no interest in securing his services.
“He wanted to be here,” Wolfson mentioned about Flacco in a post on X. “Vikings received that message before October 29 turned into October 30. They weren’t interested.”
The Vikings, who were initially performing well, have seen a downturn in their season and currently stand at 7-8, teetering on the edge of playoff elimination. The team has made changes at the quarterback position, benching Josh Dobbs and Nick Mullens in favor of fifth-round rookie Jaren Hall. The Vikings had acquired Dobbs via trade on the October 31 deadline, and Flacco remained a free agent at that time.
Flacco, the 2013 Super Bowl MVP and winner of Super Bowl XLVII with the Baltimore Ravens, has showcased his skills by averaging 323 yards per game, throwing for 13 touchdowns, and achieving a 90.2 passer rating.
Having successfully guided the Browns to the playoffs for the first time since 2020, Flacco’s name once again dominates NFL discussions. The Vikings might be reconsidering their decision to pass on Joe Flacco, particularly as he continues to prove his mettle on the field.